Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between the City of Rosemount and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). Storm water management is becoming a hot issue in urban planning and design fields. With climate change creating more intense and more frequent storm events, and as urban development continues, increased runoff jeopardizes the water quality of Minnesota’s lakes and rivers and raises the risk of severe localized flooding. The goal of this project was to identify opportunities or design strategies for storm water infiltration in the City of Rosemount that balance aesthetics and functionality, reduce long-term maintenance costs, manage winter snow melt, and provide opportunities for other passive uses. In collaboration with city project lead Andy Brotzler, Public Works Director for the City of Rosemount, a team of students in PA 5242: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making researched both traditional and new best management practices and provided recommendations for the City of Rosemount regarding which practices it should implement, in addition to strategies for community involvement. A final report and presentation from the project are available.
Report and presentation completed by students enrolled in PA 5242: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making, taught by Carissa Schively Slotterback in spring 2015.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota that convenes the wide-ranging expertise of U of M faculty and students to address strategic local projects that advance community resilience and sustainability. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu
Clausen, Tim; Lybeck, Chris; Thill, Alex; Walsh, Sarah.
City of Rosemount: Stormwater Management Plan.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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